Intermarriage is not jihad, India needs uniform civil code: Saif Ali Khan
Amidst the ongoing social media war over naming his son ‘Taimur’, 14th century Turco-Mongol ruler, actor Saif Ali Khan has opened up about the relevance of religious beliefs and intermarriages.
In an article published in the Indian Express, he said “I am more Indian than any Hindu or Muslim I know because I am both.” He said he wrote this article not to comment on the masses or the problems of communalism in India and its villages, but because this is an issue that concerns his friends and their families.
Pointing out that he still is ignorant about the meaning of “love jihad”, Saif said intermarriage is not jihad. Intermarriage is India. India is a mix.”
He further wrote: “I think we should have one law for all Indians, a uniform civil code, and we should all think of ourselves as one nation.”
He urged the readers to teach children to respect and love their fellow men before teaching them about god and his thousand names.